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May 31 - June 2, 2019

*The Algonquin Park Advanced Astrophotography workshop will include room, food, park pass for the weekend, lessons on post processing and guided night photography in Algonquin Provincial Park.*


For more information on this workshop or to register feel free to email me at

*Private lessons and guiding are also available*


So why this astrophotography workshop?

During the advanced astrophotography workshop we will work on and talk about many things from settings, setup, locations, tips and tricks and post processing techniques. We will discuss meteor showers, the Milky Way, northern lights (aurora borealis), deep space objects and other amazing things that happen under a dark sky. We will learn how to capture and create panoramic astro images, blend composites of sky and foreground and learn to stack mulitple images to reveal all the detail while reducing the noise.We will with work with standard tripods and/or tracking mounts, discuss autoguiding, capturing light frames, dark frames, flat frames and bias frames. For post processing we will use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and also talk about several other pieces of software such as Registax, StarStax, DeepSkyStacker (DSS) and PixInsight (Pi).

This workshop is on dates around the new moon, when the moon will not be out for most or all of the night. These workshops will happen rain or shine. So if it happens to rain the day of the workshop we will discuss landscape and wildlife photography, so be prepared by bringing clothing for any and all weather. These workshops are designed to be a fun outdoor learning experience where you will gain the photographic and wildlife expertise from Wesley Liikane – Cowboy with a Camera. So if you have ever thought of taking pictures of the night sky, or looking to learn some advance processing techniques make sure to register.

Some people ask me how I can stay out all night viewing and photographing the night sky. My reply is always, where else can you stand in one place, not move and yet photograph billions of different objects? The answer is, nowhere but up.

“there are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on earth” – Carl Sagan

Wesley Liikane has been published by:
– Outdoor photography Canada
– SkyNews Magazine
– Smithsonian Magazine
– Canadian Geographic
– Muskoka Magazine
– Harrowsmith’s Truly Canadian Almanac
– Explorers edge
– Canada Keep Exploring
– Ontario Travel
– Earthsky
– And many more…

Payment Information

50% deposit required at the time of booking, balance of payment due 29 days prior to the date of the workshop, bookings will be accepted up to 7 days prior to the workshop if there are any spaces available.

Cancellation Policy:

60 days or more before workshop:  $200 cancellation fee

30 to 59 days before the workshop $300 cancellation fee

29 days or less NO REFUND

If you would like to know what things you will need to bring for the workshop or any other information regarding the workshop please email Thank you for your interest.